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(PHOTO: JOSH STREET)Francis Chan speaks at the "Rethink Church/Rethink Mission" event at McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Va. on October 12, 2018.
To truly bring a lost world to Christ, churches must focus less on famous speakers, impressive worship music, and other external elements, and focus more on loving one another and displaying unity, Francis Chan has said.
Chan - Author - Crazy - Love - Founder
Chan, author of Crazy Love and founder of We Are Church, began his message at the "Rethink Church/Rethink Mission" event at McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Virginia, by asking attendees, "Is God pleased with this gathering?"
"It's very easy, even as a pastor, to come up here and preach a message and think, 'Oh, I hope they like it,' rather than going, 'God, I'm speaking for you now. God, I hope that You like the way I portrayed who You are and how Your glory goes beyond everything,'" he said.
God - Pastor - Children - Words - Point
God is pleased, the pastor said, when His children listen to His Words and believe them "to the point of action."
"He wants them to say, 'I could actually make a disciple? I could actually start a gathering? I could actually multiply churches? I could actually move overseas in the power of Almighty God and impact lives? I could reach an unreached people?'" Chan contended.
People - Spouse - Children - College - Football
It's easy to tell when people are obsessed with their spouse, children, college football, golf, or even their pet, the pastor continued. Yet, far too often, people aren't in love with Jesus in the same way, and will only attend church because of a popular speaker, an impressive light show, or a good band.
"God's enough," Chan said. "Isn't there any part of you that longs for that? God wants us to be people that our affections are for Him."
Lovers - Jesus - Worshipers - Attendees
"Are we developing lovers of Jesus, devoted worshipers?" he challenged attendees. "Or are we creating...
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